Video: WBAB's Fingers on MTV's 30th Anniversary

Long-time rock DJ dishes on the impact Music Television had on music and radio.

It was August 1, 1981, when MTV, Music Television went live. While the thought of watching musicians sing on television seemed odd to some, the concept caught on quickly across the country.

To mark the , Patch spoke with WBAB’s Fingers about and its impact on music over the past years.

Andrew B. Herzman August 02, 2011 at 05:32 PM
I was one of the first to have MTV since I had Huntington Cable, not Cablevision. Did you know MTV's "uplink" (transmitter) is located right on Adams Ave, in Hauppauge?


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